Bottled Water Carrier Sling
I told you guys about the Kiddo going to camp this year. I have a crazy list of stuff that she has to bring. 14 of every clothing item, then shower shoes, water shoes, 3 pairs of tennis shoes, all of her volleyball stuff. I am making as much as I can (as much as she will let me). She needs a drink carrier for her water during hikes (I did not like the ones with the rubber o-ring and a carabiner – and I had fabric scraps) so I decided to make her one. (and I made one for me.) We tried them out at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and they worked great.
The pocket design is from Urban Threads
This is a great up cycle for old jeans and fabric scraps.
2 rectangles of fabric 10″ x 12″ (I based my measurements on a store bought water bottle and the Kiddo’s water bottle. Just measure around + 1 or 2 inches and Measure the height – an inch or so depending on where you want the top of the bag to be.)
I used Jean fabric for the outside (I recommend a sturdy fabric for the outer layer) I used a left over piece of cotton from a baby dress project. (The lining is not necessary but it add a pop of color and makes the project look finished.)
Pocket – I used a pocket from an old pair of jeans. A cargo pocket would be cool too. If you are embroidering the pocket remember Embroider First. (The pocket is not necessary either but It is nice to have to carry a snack or iPod.)
Strap – I used a belt I made out old ribbon for the Kiddo and repurposed it. You could use ribbon, belting, cording. Really and strappy material you like.
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1 The Pocket
If you choose a pocket carefully use a seam ripper to remove the pocket from the pants. I use a piece of tape to remove the little threads after snipping the seams. If you choose to embroider or use an Iron on decal do it now before you start the project.
Pin in place in the center of the outer fabric. To find the center fold both pieces in 4 and mark the center point with a pin or chalk. Then line them up. Be sure the height is the 10″ side and the width is the 12″ side.
Step 2 Outer Layer
B. Square up the Bottom
Step 3 Inner layer
Do the same thing to the inner layer as the outer layer.
Step 4 The Strap
You can make the strap adjustable by adding an o-ring and a slider ring. I choose to measure it to her body. (As a cross body strap landing at her hip.)
Step 5 Assembly
Now you are ready for a day of hiking, craft fairing, or shopping.
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